1220 BP - Citizen Advisory Committees

Community Relations
Board Policy No.  1220
Policy approved:  June 20, 2013


The Governing Board recognizes that citizen advisory committees enable the Board to better understand the interests and concerns of the community.

A.        The Board shall establish citizen advisory committees when required by law, to strengthen the effectiveness of district and school operations, or to enhance student learning. The purpose of any such committees shall be clearly defined and aligned to the district's vision, mission, and goals. The Board may dissolve any advisory committee not required by law when the committee has fulfilled its duties or at any time the Board deems it necessary.

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

(cf. 6174 - Education for English Language Learners)

(cf. 9130 - Board Committees)

B.        The Superintendent or designee may establish advisory committees, which shall report to him/her in accordance with law, Board policy, and administrative regulation.

C.        Citizen advisory committees shall serve in an advisory capacity; they may make recommendations, but their actions shall not be binding on the Board or Superintendent.

The membership of citizen advisory committees should reflect the diversity of the community and represent a diversity of viewpoints.

The Superintendent or designee shall provide training and information, as necessary, to enable committee members to understand the goals of the committee and to fulfill their role as committee members.

Within budget allocations, the Superintendent or designee may approve requests for committee travel and may reimburse committee members for expenses at the same rates and under the same conditions as those provided for district employees.


Legal Reference:


8070 Career technical education advisory committee

11503 Parent involvement program

15278-15282 Citizens' oversight committee

15359.3 School facilities improvement districts

17387-17391 Advisory committees for use of excess school facilities

35147 School site councils and advisory committees

41505-41508 Pupil Retention Block Grant

41570-41573 School and Library Improvement Block Grant

44032 Travel expense payment

52176 Advisory committees, limited-English proficient students program

52852 Site council, school-based program coordination

54425 Advisory committees, compensatory education

54444.1-54444.2 Parent advisory councils, services to migrant children

56190-56194 Community advisory committee, special education

62002.5 Continuing parent advisory committees


52012 School site council


810.2 Tort claims act, definition employee

810.4 Tort claims act, definition employment

815.2 Injuries by employees within scope of employment

820.9 Members of local public boards not vicariously liable

6250-6270 California Public Records Act

54950-54963 Brown Act


1751 Note Local wellness policy


Frazer v. Dixon Unified School District, (1993) 18 Cal.App.4th 781

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